Stories about Latin America from July, 2016
This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
"For many years they've told us we have to get used to the political class' privileges, but today in Jalisco we heard the historic call of society: no more impunity."
For the first time in history, the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco populations will get licenses to operate a telecommunications network for indigenous communities to access cellular and Internet services.
The truck-driver and cargo-transporter unions in Colombia have been on strike since the first week of June 2016, delivering a significant blow to the national economy.
"Excited that @CFigueres is running for #nextSG. Paris Agreement was an incredible achievement."
We interviewed two Mexican teachers about their jobs, their motivations and the conflict caused by the constant protests and violent activism of the National Coordinator of Education Workers union.
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
“Education in Motion” was created by two young Argentineans who travel throughout Latin America documenting the development of popular education and the proposals inspired by social movements in the region.
Mexico's economic crisis is forcing the country to think about how much people spend on food, and the rising cost of avocados has become a particularly sore point.
This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
Machu Picchu returns to the headlines with the discovery of rock paintings about 100 yards away from the very well-known tourist destination.
"We demand that the Honduras government put an end to the murders of environmental activists. Stop killing us for defending our rights."
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."
The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.
“What can one learn when looking at a polar bear caged in 40 degrees? That we have the power to subdue animals for our own fancy, disguising it as educational.”
With the federal fiscal control board imposed by the recent signing of PROMESA into law, Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets and social media to protest.